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China has deployed soldiers from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to help clear the barricades set up by protesters on Saturday.
The Chinese government unintentionally sent millions of hearts aflutter when it announced that it would hold its largest military parade on October 1.
While there was excitement to celebrate the People’s Republic of China’s 70th founding anniversary, it was the anticipation to see one member of the People’s Liberation Army that nearly broke the Chinese internet.
A former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier is being praised online for his selfless act of saving a boy who was dangling from the fifth-floor window grate of an apartment complex in China.
The heroic save happened on Wednesday while military veteran Zhang Xin was walking around in Zhijiang County, in southern China’s Hunan Province, when he heard a child’s cries that he believed was coming from a nearby building, according to Shanghaiist.
Soldiers in China’s People’s Liberation Army are now shooting apples off each other’s heads.
The stunt, certainly not for the faint of heart, is part of a training exercise that aims to improve their shooting accuracy and mutual trust, dwnews reported.
More and more young Chinese people are deemed to be too unfit to join their nation’s military, China’s state media revealed.
People’s Liberation Army Daily newspaper reported that around 57% of cadet hopefuls in one Chinese city were rejected for being unhealthy. The figures further stressed that 20% of those who applied were simply too fat to join.
China apparently wants to tell the world that it is ready for war after the country’s massive show of military force on Sunday, which marked the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army.
Held in Zhurihe in Inner Mongolia, the event displayed how the PLA has developed and improved under its current commander, President Xi Jinping, reports the South China Morning Post.
A short video from the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force released on state TV during the Lunar New Year in China on January 30 featured images of six DF-15 ballistic missiles.
In the CCTV 7 footage, PLA soldiers at the Rocket Force issued New Year greetings to the public, standing in formation in front of the missiles, which has been called by local media as China’s “secret weapon.”